Haven Counselling and Coaching

Relationship Issues

Do you need help with problems in your relationships? It could be with a partner, a child, a parent or even a colleague. Few other areas of life are as badly affected by stress, differing expectations, self-beliefs and memories of the past.

When things get difficult in a relationship, trying to sort it out together can feel like pulling on a knot to untie it—the more you pull, the harder it gets to untangle. Friends and family can be a great source of support but often that support comes with complications. You may not want them to interfere, take sides or leave you feeling embarrassed now your innermost feelings are out in the open for all to see. Counselling provides a safe and confidential place to talk about difficulties that you can leave behind in the therapy room.

When things get difficult in a relationship, trying to sort it out together, without help, can feel like pulling on a knot to untie it—the more you pull, the harder it gets to untangle.

Often our relationship issues with our family, friends, partners or workmates have roots in the way we related to important people in our childhood or other formative moments of our lives. It might be we feel undervalued or insecure. It might be we find ourselves getting defensive and angry or for some reason attracting the wrong kind of attention. Together, at your pace, we will be able to explore the way you have come to feel, think and act and try to make sense of what’s happening and how you might go forwards.

I don’t currently offer couples-counselling (where both of you are present in the room) but would work with you on your side of the relationship and how it affects you. If you are looking for couples-counselling, you could contact Relate or other therapists via the BACP counselling directory.

It is my belief that whatever choices you make about your future, therapy could give you and your relationship greater clarity and peace. It is often the case that difficulties in relationships (and all real relationships have them) often become a catalyst for personal growth and freedom.

If you’ve got any questions at all, or you’re wondering if I can work with you on another issue, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can call on 01329 661926 or call/text on 07935 156281 and leave a message if you’re happy for me to call you back or send me an enquiry by clicking on ‘Enquiry’. Alternatively, you could book an initial session via the website.